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Address: Sannomiya / Motomachi, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-321-3851
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A fine shrine

I was aware of the shrine but didn't plan to visit it with limited time; however we did stumble across it in search of other things, so stopped by for a look. In Kyoto, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Mons, Belgium

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Mons, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I was aware of the shrine but didn't plan to visit it with limited time; however we did stumble across it in search of other things, so stopped by for a look. In Kyoto, you can get "all shrined out" with so many there but in Kobe, this is not the case, so is also a perfect opportunity to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Restored, this temple in beautiful especially the little park in the back. If in Kobe this a must see along with all the other beauty Kobe has to offer.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's just a short walk from the train station and it's on the way to Kitano-cho so it's very easy to locate the temple. Like many of the temples in Japan, it was a lovely oasis of peace even though it was in the middle of the city. The blossoming sakura was a huge plus and made this little haven... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of brilliant colours, quiet areas around the back. Backs on to Higashimon Street, the nightlife area.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 492 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After coming from the shrines and temples in Kyoto and Nara it was nice to find a less hectic shrine with no school groups or hoards of tourists. This is a peaceful oasis in the heart of Kobe. The shrine is lovely and historic. In the rear is a peaceful park with trees, small shrines, meditation huts and a brook.... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A very quick 10-minute walk from the Sannomiya train station is a very beautiful Shinto Shrine with dazzling orange motif. There are several Torii gates (which are for Shinto shrines) leading up to the main shrine. You can buy an EMA, which is wooden plate and write your wishes, hang them up with the others and hope the shrine will... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I visit Ikuta Shrine every time I come to Japan, and each time I'm reminded that no matter how much I love the city of Kobe, this shrine is a welcome retreat in the center of a very active metropolis. The architecture is amazing, the miko-san (shrine maidens) are very polite and helpful, the charms they sell are attractive and... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We dropped by the shrine as we walked from the Kitano area back to Sannomiya station. It is not as conspicuous as it site at the end of Ikuta road lined by malls, restaurants and shops, a little out of the main road. However the entrance (Romon) is rather unique and elaborated red so you can’t miss it. Ikuta Shrine... More 

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Ashiya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

International travellers will be impressed by the traditional shrine architecture and vivid colours surrounded by a vibrant urban scene.

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is right in the middle of the city but a little out of the way crossing all the shops on the street. somewhere at the corner is this temple situated, one of the famous shrines in Kobe. The entrace is like all Japanses shrines and so peaceful. we visited pretty early in the morning, its worthwhile to visit there... More 

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